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Ep. 6: How Renée & Nii Darko Paid Off $662K Of Debt In 3 Years & Started 3 Businesses

Updated: 4 days ago



In this episode, Drs. Nii and Renée Darko (@drniidarko and drreneedarko) are both physicians and realized they were drowning in over half a million dollars of student loan debt and living paycheck to paycheck without much in savings and zero investments. They made a pact to pay off their student loan debt in 15 years but they were able to pay off a half-million dollars of debt in 3 years!


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When Drs. Nii and Renée Darko realized they were drowning in over half a million dollars of student loan debt and living paycheck to paycheck without much in savings and zero investments, they made a pact to pay off their student loan debt in 15 years. In three short years, not only were they free of student loan debt, but during their debt payoff, they cash flowed several rounds of infertility treatments and quit their W2 jobs to become entrepreneurs, starting 3 businesses.


Nii hosts a podcast called Docs Outside the Box (www.docsotb.com); Renée started a coaching business called Pre-med Strategies, Inc. (www.premedstrategies.com); together, they run Equal Access Health (www.equalaccesshealth.net), a temp agency for doctors, and they recently entered the real estate investing. They chronicle their journey in a blog called Keeping Up with the Darkos (keepingupwiththedarkos.wordpress.com). They're less about keeping up appearances and more about having the peace and freedom to live life on their own terms.